Monthly Archives / February 2009

Hip Hop Stereotyping

NU’s Heaggans Discusses Book About Hip-Hop Music’s Stereotyping On Purple Podcast

February 25, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Raphael Heaggans, assistant professor of teacher education, is the author of a new book that discusses how some elements of hip-hop music have roots in slavery. The book is titled The 21st Century Hip-Hop Minstrel Show: Are We Continuing the Blackface Tradition? Heaggans notes that some of the negative... Read on →

Kara Walker: The Emancipation Approximation at the Castellani Art Museum

February 22, 2009  |  by Susan Clements

The Castellani Art Museum will present an exhibition of The Emancipation Approximation by Kara Walker from February 15 – May 31, 2009.  The Emancipation Approximation consists of twenty-six 34” x 44” prints, composed in the style of silhouette cut-outs. The title references Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves in... Read on →

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Niagara University Named To Presidential Honor Roll For Community Service

February 9, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Niagara University today with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to the community. Niagara was among nine colleges and universities in New York state named as Honor Roll With Distinction members.... Read on →

“Smart City” Host Carol Coletta To Speak At NU In March

February 2, 2009  |  by NU Staff

Carol Coletta, president and chief executive officer of CEOs for Cities, will speak at Niagara University Tuesday, March 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum. Her talk, “The Upside of Down: When Imagination Matters,” is being presented as part of The Niagara Bi-National Education Partnership Speaker Series,... Read on →